By Katie Hutchinson, Junior Account Executive
What’s your career background, in brief?
I feel fortunate to say that I have worked in a variety of companies. I have worked both agency and in-house since graduating with a degree in Advertising in 2015. My work experience to date includes, account executive, telesales executive, traffic manager, digital marketing executive, social media manager and now junior account executive at Whiteoaks!
What’s the most challenging job you’ve ever had?
An event supervisor at a local Children’s activity farm – it’s not everyday you have to chase after a 5ft 5 escapee llama, in the morning.
What apps, technology items and gadgets can’t you live without?
I can’t live without my phone. As much as I don’t want to say it, it is my life. I also LOVE my Lumie lamp – that is something I can not live without, especially in the winter months with the dark mornings.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
“if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Name one thing about your job that gives you a sense of satisfaction or makes you leave the office smiling…
Achieving coverage for a client and working as a team to achieve the goal for the client.
Do you personalise your workspace?
Yes! I think it’s important to make the environment you work in somewhere you are proud of. Especially when working from home. I would say my work from home desk resembles something you’d see on Pinterest. Plant? Check. Candle? Check. Copper Pen and matching notebook? Check. Vision board above my computer screen? Check. I could go on. Since we all spend much of our day in our office space, I think it’s key to make it an area that you love to be in.
What’s the first thing you do in the office in the morning?
The first thing I would do in the office is say good morning and see if anyone wants a cup of tea or coffee. The first thing I do working from home is get ready, go for a walk with my dog then sit down with a nice coffee ready to start the day.
What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment?
I’ve got a few different audiobooks going at the moment, including Sapiens, a brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and Not a Life Coach by James Smith. I wish I could get into books but I get quickly (and easily) distracted – I love audiobooks because I can listen and go for a walk, or catch up on jobs at the same time as learning – win win!